Danube Hospital

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    Danube Hospital

    Donauspital

    Directed by

    Germany

    2012

    75 min

    • German

    Documentary

    DANUBE HOSPITAL, a portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals, shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility, DANUBE HOSPITAL holds a mirror to our society to show how it deals with health and illness, life and death.
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes what goes on in a variety of zones, in conference areas, ORs, patients’ rooms, the disinfection and pathology departments, and the kitchen. As the film visits all these areas, it follows an ingenious principle of a puzzle whose pieces produce an effect only when fully assembled.
    A portrait of an institution in which the relationships between processes that are invisible to patients and visitors are shown in all their precision.

    Awards

    • Special Mention - IndieLisboa FF

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    Credits

    Cinematography
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    Editing
    Andrea Wagner
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH
    Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Austria

    I see my profession more as a craft, I see myself as someone who lives off what he produces with a hammer and knife.

    Nikolaus Geyrhalter is a director, producer and cameraman, born in Vienna in 1972. In 1994, when he was 22 years old, he founded his own production company Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion which focusses on documentaries and auteur fiction. His film, HOMO SAPIENS (2016), was selected at the Berlinale Forum. His film THE BORDER FENCE (2018) was selected for IDFA. His film EARTH (2019) had its premiere at Berlin IFF.

    Selected Filmography